Ascent of Sindoro on 2022-06-15

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Others in Party:Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:10335 ft / 3150 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left the car at the park office at the bend of the road at -7.271916, 109.985777. We checked in and checked out when we came down from the mountain, because in the morning the office was completely empty. It was possible to walk straight through the tea plantations , but the slightly longer service road was more convenient. Later, a steep trail along the volcano's slope leads to the rim. From time to time, we could smell sulfur. There was a lot of noise coming from the crater's center, but visibility was limited due to clouds. In several sections of the trail, the sulfur gnaws at the throat. Practically every slightly larger rim hill is marked as a mountain top. We went around the entire crater and visited all the peaks, even the more distant PB peak (on the slope, obviously not HP). An interesting moonlike landscape. Dead vegetation, presumebly due to the volcano's activity. Soon we went down the same path. We got some great local tea at the park office. A cool day.

3h30 up, 0h30 on the rim, 3h00 down, 7h30 round trip.

Photos from Sindoro

This was a self-organized trip. Made with the help of a driver in Indonesia and a few local guides in Malaysia. Due to landslides, all parks in the Perak region in Malaysia were closed, so we substituted them with a few-day peakbagging trip in Indonesia.
P1500 - Gunung Bintang, Muria, Sumbing, Sindoro, Butak, Gunung Tahan
P1000 - Gunung Tapis, Gunung Jerai
P600 - Telomoyo, Western Hill
Other - Puncak Kawah, Gunung Pulai, Gua Musang, Penang Hill, Bukit Lanjan, Bukit Jugra
Attempt - Gunung Chamah, Gunung Hulu Kali
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4508 ft / 1374 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4508 ft / 1374 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.1 mi / 11.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4508 ft / 1374 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Start Trailhead:5827 ft / 1776 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4508 ft / 1374 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.2 km
    End Trailhead:5827 ft / 1776 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Deividas Valaitis
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